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Oracle 11g Release 2 out now

Oracle has announced general availability of Release 2 of its Oracle 11g Database

Oracle 11g Release 2 out now
Oracle 11g R2 has been designed to deliver high performance while cutting costs, says Mendelsohn.

Oracle has announced general availability of Release 2 of its Oracle 11g Database.

The new release will enable customers to cut costs and improve performance, Oracle claims, doubling the productivity of database administrators and enabling five times less server costs through Real Application Cluster (RAC) technology.

Oracle RAC allow grid and server pooling, so that databases can be consolidated on the grid, cutting server costs.

The new release also promises reduced storage costs, with advanced compression and partitioning to compress data and simplify the use of lower cost storage tiers, and Oracle Automatic Storage Management further reduce costs.

The new technologies also allows servers to carry out fault tolerance and production task workloads, and for database applications to be upgraded online, to improve efficiency. the new release also delivers query performance ten times faster than before when used on the Oracle Database Machine integrated solution.

Andy Mendelsohn, senior vice president of Database Server Technologies, Oracle, commented: "Our customers want features that offer better performance and availability, lower IT costs and ways to deliver better information to their business users. The availability of Release 2 completes the vision of Oracle Database 11g to address today's business and IT challenges, and continues our strategy of helping customers deliver the highest quality of service at lower cost."

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